Lewis Holtby was a player Spurs signed 18 months ago from Schalke 04, but he didn’t really live up to expectations at White Hart Lane and he spent last season from January on loan at Fulham.
Lewis Holtby – decent acquisition for Newcastle?
Holtby arrived at the north London club having played for all of the german Youth sides and three times for the full German side, and at the U21 level he scored 14 goals in 24 appearances.
He’s the type of player Newcastle want to sign this summer – a midfielder who can also score some goals.
Lewis played a total of 39 times for Tottenham with 3 goals, and at Fulham on loan he scored once in 13 appearances but couldn’t prevent Fulham from being relegated.
Holtby will likely leave Tottenham this summer, and Schalke 04, his former club are said to be interested in taking him back to Germany.
The player said he wants to stay at Spurs, but another London club QPR may also be interested in signing him, and his transfer fee from Schalke 04 to Spurs was around £1.75M – so he wouldn’t be too expensive – and that’s one criteria Newcastle take into account on all transfers.
Holtby is an Everton fan, and his English father Chris is a former British soldier, who was stationed at RAF Rheindahlen in Monchengladbach, and Lewis said this about his dad:
“My father was born in England and has been an Everton fan since the age of five. He immediately infected me with the Everton virus! Since then I have been an Everton fan and have always followed their games.”
Holtby has lots of skills and is a good technical player, and maybe even a loan deal would work for Newcastle, and Newcastle could become really interested in the 3 times capped German International if yet another one of our top stars – Moussa Sissoko – wants to leave this summer.
Some loan deals may be inevitable for Newcastle this summer, if we cannot get our top targets to the club.
What do you think?